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Up Close & Personal With Style Maven Ikram Goldman

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    Chicago's most coveted boutique is full of serious fashion — but, surprisingly, it isn't run by someone who takes herself too seriously. Sure, she's dressed Michelle Obama and has frequent meals with fashion royalty. (Dinner with Azzedine Alaïa in Paris? But of course.) Truth be told, though, Ikram Goldman is a loving wife and mother who treats every single one of her clients like a celebrity.

    We went one-on-one with Chi-town's leading lady of style to talk about fashion, design, and everyday life — both in and out of her incredible retail haven, Ikram. We even got the scoop on whose body the store mannequins are patterned after and which world-renowned designer bit her on the leg at a dinner party. Every little detail is here, so start clicking now.

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